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NewsBreaks
Thomson Reuters Throws Its Weight Behind Science Hack Day
by Brandi Scardilli
Thomson Reuters' EndNote became the first global sponsor of Science Hack Day, a grassroots movement to foster scientific innovation through "hacks," or science-based solutions that are turned into prototypes. Its mission is to "get excited and make things with science." Science Hack Day brings together scientists, engineers, programmers, and designers during a 48-hour period to engage in scientific creation. Since 2010, there have been more than 30 Science Hack Days across more than a dozen countries.

Weekly News Digests
CCC Introduces Copyright Compliance Solution
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) launched DirectPath, its content workflow solution for connecting knowledge workers to content and rights information. The solution offers confirmation of companies' CCC content usage rights, as well as real-time analytics on content usage and spending.
TLC Debuts RDA Conversion Tool
The Library Corp. (TLC) announced that RDAExpress is now available to help libraries transition from the MARC to the RDA (resource description and access) cataloging standard after a successful testing period. It automatically converts MARC records to RDA records within 48 hours and adds enriched data, such as cross-relationships, item descriptions, and consistent terminology to the records to facilitate discoverability.
Ingram Updates OASIS Ebook Tools
Ingram Content Group updated the patron-driven acquisition (PDA) tools for ebooks on its OASIS (Online Acquisitions and Selection Information System) academic library platform for Coutts Information Services Ltd. (an Ingram company) customers. OASIS is integrated with EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to increase its ebook and collection development offerings, and now OASIS customers can include EBSCO's ebooks in their Coutts profiles and PDA collections.

NewsLink Spotlight
Getting the Most Out of Discovery Service
by Brandi Scardilli
Libraries have to do their fair share of marketing for their programs and services. Fliers, posters, newsletters, you name it. But there's one aspect of library promotion that goes on behind the scenes: showcasing what materials libraries have in their collections. That's why libraries need to subscribe to a discovery service to help patrons find the resources they need in their library catalog. Here's an overview of the four major discovery services, including their newly implemented features.
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How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem

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The Accidental Data Scientist author Amy Affelt discusses leading technology experts' recommended remedies for fixing Facebook's fake news problem in this clip from Computers in Libraries 2018.

ITI Blogs

If you regularly read blogs, add these to your reader:

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

ILI365/InfoToday Europe Blog infotoday.eu – news and ideas for, and by, innovative info pros from around the world, throughout the year.

destinationCRM Blog destinationcrmblog.coma blog from the editors of CRM magazine, dedicated to providing Customer Relationship Management information in a timely manner to connect decision makers and providers.

SpeechTech Blog speechtechblog.com – updates on speech technology and its applications in daily life, covering everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.

ITI News

The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research

Edited by Robert Berkman, The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research explores, evaluates, and provides critical analysis of free and fee-based information resources, web-based services, and search strategies to help you maximize your time and keep you up-to-date on the internet's role in research.

IAG

In addition to at least one feature by business specialist Berkman, each issue of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research includes an in-depth article by Ran Hock, author of The Extreme Searcher book series and well-known seminar speaker, who checks out a major web resource.

Four regular columns are rotated; two appear each issue and give readers suggestions for cool internet tools to check out (Brian Smith McCallum, M.L.S., public and academic librarian); sites to turn to for more scholarly research needs (Briana McGuckin, reference and instructional librarian); sites to go to that provide information for the common good (Susan Fingerman, retired librarian instructor, STEM); and sites that give you “big data” facts and figures on a range of topics (Jackie Shane, former reference librarian).

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